Business Analyst - Internal Audit Operations

Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
12 Apr 2021
29 Apr 2021
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Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Role Overview:

Our Internal Audit (IA) Operations function in Citi Belfast is recruiting for a Business Analyst. This highly visible, hands-on role will be responsible for the support of operational activities and the production, quality assurance and delivery of IA-wide governance reporting and analysis to key product, region and function heads across Internal Audit. Primarily supporting the EMEA region but with extensive global exposure you will work closely with IA Professional Practices team members and senior IA leaders to ensure timely and quality governance reporting and operational support.

As well as the operational support and provision of governance reports, you will act as a key point of contact for regional, function and product heads throughout IA. This requires the team to build a relationship with their IA stakeholders, and assist with queries and any ad-hoc reporting requirements.

Each team member is expected to be a strong advocate for data quality, and participate in global reporting and operational initiatives with a focus on continuous improvement through the consideration/adoption of innovative solutions to drive process efficiency.

The ideal candidate for this role is a highly motivated, individual contributor who also works well in a global team and a diverse environment.

  • Support region-wide IA initiatives.
  • Act as point of contact for Chief Auditors, Heads of Audit, Chief Audit Executives and the wider IA function for queries related to Governance Reporting and Operational MI, as well as in support of external/regulatory exams.
  • Continuous improvement of report content/format and processes (including the collection, review, aggregation and dissemination of data), to generate efficiencies and address relevant requirements.
  • Collaborates with global and regional peers to strategically enhance the delivery of audit operations through the design and implement of controls and processes.
  • Identifies opportunities for and the development of automated solutions to reduce manual involvement in routine processes. Contributes to their design and build.
  • Provision of ad-hoc data analytics/reports for both internal (e.g., Citi/Product/Function Chief Auditors) and external stakeholders (e.g., examiners, regulators). Examples include Committee meetings; IA presentations; regulatory exams; external function reviews, etc.
  • Establish strong working relationships with stakeholders and management to enable smooth co-ordination of MI activities, as well as building strong knowledge to drive insightful reporting of the control environment.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education/experience (Computer Science, Information Systems or Data Science preferred).
  • Prior experience in the financial services industry. Internal Audit experience is a plus, as is prior exposure to regulatory deliverables.
  • Experience in data analytics and reporting under tight deadlines and among multiple competing deliverables, with flexibility to prioritize workload accordingly.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with a proven ability to operate in a manually intensive data environment, extracting large volumes of data from disparate sources, cleansing and validating it, and transforming it into high quality, insightful and succinct 'Board-level' and senior management reporting that includes focused analysis, trending, and strong summarization of results.
  • Intellectually curious, consistently evaluating "what is the data telling me?" and "why does it matter?"
  • High level of proficiency with the MS Office Suite is essential, including Excel functions. VBA knowledge is preferred.
  • Proficiency in SQL to facilitate data extraction and analysis efforts.
  • SharePoint knowledge (development/creation of lists, document libraries, etc.), and basic-to-Intermediate level of proficiency in Python preferred.
  • Experience in mainstream BI tools (e.g. Microstrategy, Qlikview, Power BI etc.) preferred.
  • Strong coordination and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to collaborate across different functions and time zones on any of the MI team's outputs
  • Strong English communication skills (written and oral) with an ability to take concepts and express them concisely and effectively.

  • Bachelor's/Universitydegree or equivalent experience

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

What we Offer:

As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme,
  • Life assurance and
  • Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare

In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme and employees also have the option (provided they have a student loan from the Student Loan Company) to divert saver and company match contributions to their student loan. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.

Our select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.

Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi's commitment to growing a diverse workforce.

Job Family Group:
Operations - Core

Job Family:
Operations Support

Time Type:

Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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